|Denis Zabavsky - Folk-Avantgarde SuperDrive [top04] - top-40.org|
We first met Denis Zabavsky at Glinka Museum of Musical Culture. The evening was dedicated to a balalaika's music, and among the performers were Denis together with his adorable wife Elena (playing on domra). We were really stunned by his style - emotional and soulful improvisations on balalaika shows us the new capabilities of this amazing instrument. It was a pure demonstration of virtuosity, but the music was wonderful by itself! Denis Zabavsky is a professionally trained musician, he success...
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Downloads: 3,582 (1 review)
|Las Kalugas - Techno No [top10] - top-40.org|
Las Kalugas is a free improvise quartet, established in Russia in 2002 by Swiss duo Les Halmas (Ilja Komarov and his wife Trixa Arnold) and Russian band Henky Hammok (Vlad Dobrovolsky and George Bogdasarov, also the members of PIAM). Techno No is the only album, ever recorded by this project. Childish, melodic loop-ballades, atmospheric guitar, freakish space-synthesizers, meditative avantgarde movements, chaotic cut-ups, blasts of digital noises, weird string passages...
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|George Crumb - A Little Suite For Christmas (performed by Pavel Dombrovsky) [top17] - top-40.org|
George Crumb, a renowned modern American composer, started to write music after Second World War, and he is still working nowadays. He wrote A Little Suite for Christmas for piano in 1980. The main idea of this composition is a dialogue between sound and silence, which is the fully legitimate "member" of Crumb's music. The long pauses between intensive blasts of sound prepare the listener very well to conceive even the subtlest musical passages, and the whole impression is really stunning...
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Downloads: 8,277 (1 review)
|Steve Reich - Piano Phase (performed by Peter Aidu) [top09] - top-40.org|
In 1967, Steve Reich composed Piano Phase - a piece of music for two pianos. It was his first attempt at applying the phasing technique to live performance. Two pianists are playing a rapid twelve-note melodic figure over and over again in unison. As one player precisely keeps the tempo, the other speeds up very slightly until the two parts line up again, but one sixteenth note apart. The second player then resumes the previous tempo...
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Downloads: 20,482 (6 reviews)
|O.D. (perverted dance mixes) (top75)|
A good ol' backward recording technique reinvented by S. Kasich for this impressive collection of exquisite weird-pop anthems, very much suitable for perverts, indeed! Not for a weak stomach! O.D. stands for "OverDose" and "Other Direction" All tracks produced by srg ksch no copyrights needed Moscow 2010-2011 www.SoundArtist.ru
Keywords: top40; top-40; top-40.org; kasich; ksch; srg ksch; o.d; overdose; other direction; pdm; perverted dance mixes; perversion; backward; wrong direction; mirrored; avantgarde; noise; sick; glitch; pop; weird pop; outsider music; experimental; collage; sounds; damage; hysteria